Roads to Infinity: The Mathematics of Truth and Proof
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Roads to Infinity: The Mathematics of Truth and Proof

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This popular account of set theory and mathematical logic introduces the reader to modern ideas about infinity and their implications for mathematics. It unifies ideas from set theory and mathematical logic and traces their effects on mainstream mathematical topics of today, such as number theory and combinatorics.The treatment is historical and partly informal, but with d...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by A K Peters/CRC Press (first published July 12th 2010)
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Having finished the "prequel", Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics, I was looking for a similar experience from this book.

However, this was written for a significantly higher level than the previous book, and I, a student in her last year of high school studying a stage 1 university mathematics course, was not able to follow much of the content.

I think I have been mistaken in my impression that this book is a sequel to "Yearning". A positive side of this is that it'...more
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